Sublime, modular sonic worlds from Beirut, with Munma (Jawad Nawfal)

Jawad Nawfal, aka Munma, is in the spotlight with two transcendent releases for Ruptured Records: one album on modular, and one in an all-star trio along with Sharif Sehnaoui and Jad Atoui. This is don’t-miss music to lose yourself in, from Lebanon’s exceptional, tight-knit improvisational scene.

Emmanuel De La Paix on nature in mirrors, essence of clouds [LP, gallery]

Enter a meditative world of images of the “invisible essence” of things, as tranquil as an Alpine pool or wispy cirrus cloud. Multi-instrumentalist Emmanuel De La Paix teams up with engineer Jón Þór Birgisson (Jónsi, Sigur Rós) for a sublimely calm new LP, The Physics of Clouds.

Peter Kirn - March 14, 2024

Threads from Mexicali to Amman, mix and sampler with FAX’s Facade Electronics

If you need sonic architecture to hold emotions beyond words, look no further to this poignant sampler by the underrated Facade Electronics, the label by FAX out of Mexicali, Mexico. It’s brought together by feeling as much as something superficial like genre. I had the same sense of connections to producers I care about in contributing a mix this fall.

Peter Kirn - January 3, 2024

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